Saturday, February 18, 2012

What I'm looking forward to...

Certainly there are a huge number of upcoming films that are in the mainstream and which I'm very excited about.  But what about the films that are perhaps less visible but just as exciting?  I thought I would take a few moments to take a look at a few of the upcoming films I'm looking forward to.  There are A LOT but I'll try to stick to the ones that will be released reasonably soon:

Sound of Noise: This Swedish offering was an official selection at Cannes (2010) and has been described by Indiewire as "Bonnie and Clyde on drums!"  The film follows six anarchist musicians who decide to put on the greatest performance of their lives by systematically breaking into institutions throughout their city and putting on impromptu performances.  By using the objects present in these (at a bank, a hospital etc.) they create a sort of illegal "Stomp" performance, all while pursued by a very determined police detective. 

Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.  This film has everyone under the sun in it (in a non-New-Year's-Eve kinda way) and is the first Wes Anderson film I've been genuinely excited to see.  The case list?  Edward Norton, Frances McDormond, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, to name a few.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything: Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. The cast includes Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek, Mission Impossible).

Honourable mentions go to the following mainstream offerings:

The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci)
The Avengers (Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Helmsworth)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Ewan McGreggor, Emily Blunt, Kirstin Scott Thomas)
Prometheus (Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so very excited for Moonrise Kingdom! We all know I love Wes Anderson... but Wes Anderson AND TILDA SWINTON!? Sign me up for my could-be favourite movie of 2012!